First-Year Students

First-year students laughing and walking in group.

Orientation: Fall 2020

Welcome to LMU! We are excited that you’ve decided to join LMU’s dynamic academic community. As you transition to life as a student at LMU, you and your family will receive support, guidance, and information from Orientation Programs on what you need to do in order to begin your journey as an LMU Lion.

Registration & Pre-arrival Preparation

As a new student, please check your email regularly for important registration and pre-arrival information. Prior to your arrival on campus, you will be asked to set-up an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss course options and to register for spring semester classes.

New Student Move-in

New students living in LMU Housing will be able to move-in on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. Visit the LMU Housing website to learn more about university housing options and the housing application process.

New Student Orientation

LMU's New Student Orientation offers incoming students a warm welcome to campus, where new Lions meet student leaders, staff, and faculty who will support them in their transition to LMU. Orientation is a great introduction to life at LMU, and attendance is required.

If you are coming to LMU from outside of the United States, please visit our  page for more information.

New Student Orientation Schedule*

*The exact times and locations of Orientation sessions are subject to change. Please check back for updates on the timing of specific events.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | New Student Move-in 

    • New students living in LMU Housing may plan to move-in on Thursday, August 27. Students will be assigned a specific window of time for move-in, based on their housing assignment. This move-in window will be shared through the student housing portal in August 2020. Students should upload a OneCard photo to the MyPhoto portal by August 1, 2020 in order to expedite LMU Housing check-in.

    5:00 – 7:45 p.m. | Dinner with Your RA & Floor Meeting | Attendance Required for Students Living on Campus

    • Connect with your Resident Advisor and floormates over dinner and learn what you can expect from your first week at LMU.

    8:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Welcome Weekend Activity for Students | Attendance Optional

  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Commuter Student Orientation Check in

    • Students living off-campus and commuting from home should check-in for Orientation and pick-up their LMU OneCard.

    8:15 – 11:00 a.m. | Morning Orientation Activities | Attendance Required

    • Meet your Orientation Leaders and your Orientation group for morning activities.

    11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Lunch & Orientation Sessions | Attendance Required

    • All first-year students will attend lunch and Orientation sessions with other new students.

    5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Free Time

    • Students and their families have the option to explore on and off-campus eateries that accept the LMU One Card.

    7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Commuter Student Meeting & Floor Meetings | Attendance Required

    • Continue building your community at LMU and get more information about life as an LMU Lion.

    8:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Welcome Weekend Event for Students | Attendance Optional

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast | Optional

    • Students have the option to use their LION meal plan at the Lair to get breakfast before Orientation starts. The Lair Marketplace opens at 8:30 AM.

    9:30 a.m. | Orientation Check in | Attendance Required

    • Meet up with your Orientation Group on Sunken Garden to check-in with your O'leader and travel to your Orientation session as a group.

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Orientation Sessions | Attendance Required

    • Continue preparing for life as an LMU Lion alongside your Orientation group.

    12:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Welcome Weekend Activities for Students & Families | Attendance Optional

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast | Attendance Optional

    • Students have the option to use their LION meal plan at the Lair to get breakfast before Orientation starts. The Lair Marketplace opens at 8:30 AM.

    9:30 a.m. | Orientation Check in | Attendance Required

    • Meet up with your Orientation Group on Sunken Garden to check-in with your O'leader and travel to your Orientation session as a group. 

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Orientation Sessions | Attendance Required

    • Participate in Orientation workshops and sessions alongside your Orientation group.

    12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Welcome Weekend Events for Students | Attendance Optional

Course Requirement: ORNT 1000 

Your Orientation experience continues during a 5-week course that provides an introduction to university life through interactive workshops on a variety of critical topics. Please make sure you are registered for ORNT 1000 as this is a requirement for all new freshmen.

Week 1: Course Welcome and Syllabus Review

Week 2: LMU Pregame

Week 3: Code Certified

Week 4: Courageous Conversations

Week 5: You’ve Got This: Resilience on the Bluff